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    Technical analysis and trading recommendations on GBP/USD for March 12, 2015


    The pound sterling fell against USD & JPY after the weak manufacturing data. Total production output decreased by 0.1% in January 2015 compared with December 2014. There were increases in two of the main sectors with mining & quarrying output being the largest contributor increasing by 2.0%. The manufacturing output contracted by 0.5% in January 2015 compared with December 2014. The cable fell below the previous swing at 1.4950, made a low at 1.4894. Today, traders eye BoE Governor Carney's speech. Ahead of a batch of the key economic data, the cable is trading higher against USD & JPY. The UK is slowly approaching its general election scheduled in May. Market participants expect the pound to get under downward pressure. The monthly support is seen at 1.4810. In case, the price closes below 1.4950, we can expect 1.4800 in the medium term and 1.4350 in the longer term. The cross EUR/GBP is also weighing on the pound. The eurozone is the major trading partner of the UK. At yesterday's session, we recommend fresh intraday selling below 1.5020 with targets at 1.4990 and 1.4960. The cable made a low at 1.4894. Until the prices close below 1.4950, the bearish view remains in play for 1.4720 and 1.4560 initially. Until the prices close below 1.5130, the intra-month bearish view remains on play.

    Resistance: 1.4950, 1.4990, 1.5030.Support: 1.4894, 1.4850, 1.4800.Trade: we recommend waiting for a rise to sell with sl 1.5030.

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